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Man United In Shock £20m Dutch Striker Bid, Liverpool In Tottenham Swap Offer, Man City Near Arsenal Pair Deal, Leeds United Want Jerzy Dudek and Aston Villa, Stoke City and Fulham All Want Thomas Hitzlsperger

Transfer Rumour Round-Up. The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

Manchester United have reportedly given up on signing Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder and have instead turned their attention to his £20m-rated international team-mate, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Full story: Footy Latest

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is planning an audacious £30m swoop for Bayern Munich playmaker Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Full story: Caughtoffside

Liverpool will offer midfielder Alberto Aquilani as bait to tempt Tottenham into selling winger Aaron Lennon.

Full story: Fantatix

Manchester City are set to complete a £27m double deal for Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy and midfielder Samir Nasri this week.

Full story: Daily Mail

When Nasri and fellow midfielder Cesc Fabregas return to Arsenal for pre-season training this week, they are expected to inform Gunners manager Arsene Wenger that they want to leave the London club.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Wenger, meanwhile, is lining up a £12m bid for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Marseille deny Arsenal have made a bid for Mathieu Valbuena.

Full Story: Sky Sports

Arsenal also have their sights set on Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given after it emerged that Roma were close to sealing a deal for Ajax keeper Maarten Stekelenburg, a previous Gunners target.

Full story: Footy Bunker

However, relegated Italian side Sampdoria are also keen on Given, whose opportunities at Eastlands have been limited by the emergence of Joe Hart.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Leeds United are keen on Jerzy Dudek.

Full Story: Sky Sports

Tottenham are increasingly confident they will win the race to sign Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao from
Internacional and they have also held talks with representatives of Roma forward Mirko Vucinic.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Stoke have joined the race for Manchester United’s unwanted defensive pair John O’Shea and Wes Brown.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Thomas Hitzlsperger – available on a free transfer from West Ham – could return for a second spell with Villa, although Stoke, Fulham and Blackburn are also keen on landing the midfielder.

Source: the Sun

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